920 E Lake St
Minneapolis, MN 55407
Mon-Sat 10:30 am – 8:00 pm
Sun 10:30 am – 6:00 pm
Part deuce of my mini tour of the Global Market in Minneapolis brought me to Sonora Grill. This place was one of the “fancier” food court spots in this place. They separated themselves from the rest of the food spots by throwing up a few strategically placed tables faux walls and bright sea-foam green paint. Everything sounded pretty good but I ended up ordering the Chicken Verde Pincho for $10.25 after tax. I didn’t really know what Pincho was but the menu described it as, “Spanish and south American style skewer of meat (7oz) served with a side of Peruvian rice and guajillo bean on a hand made tortilla.” Sounds good to me. One thing the menu did not mention was the super delicious coconut flavored rice.
The chickens skewers were thinly sliced and slathered in some type of green sauce. When eating the sauce covered chicken by itself there wasn’t that much flavor from the sauce and the chicken seemed to be a little overcooked (which is pretty easy to do with chicken cut so thinly). Although each component by itself at best was “ok” but all thrown together I give it a 8 out of 10. You will quickly realize what the mastermind behind this dish was thinking when you eat all of the components of the dish together, the spiciness from the beans, the char-grill from the chicken, and the creamy coconut-ness from the rice, all wrapped in a tortilla were very complimentary.
Give these guys a try if you are looking for something a little different than the normal Latino food fare. I will be back for sure to try their eggplant fries and spicy tacos next time.
Note – The prices on the menu are a little bit outdated. Everything is about 50 cents more expensive than the menu posted in the picture. If you go to the storefront the posted prices are correct it appears the paper menus have not been updated.